Diabetes and progression of coronary calcium under the influence of statin therapy.

BACKGROUND Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a sensitive marker for the detection of coronary heart disease (CHD). Coronary artery calcification can be accurately quantified using electron beam tomography (EBT). We sought to evaluate the progression of atherosclerosis in asymptomatic persons with type 2 diabetes and measure the influence of statin therapy on… CONTINUE READING